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Integrative Human Biology

Program Description

Integrative Human Biology (IHB) is a field that integrates the biological and behavioral sciences as they apply to Homo sapiens. The IHB program is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental minor based in the Departments of Anthropology and Biology. It advances education and research in human form and function, human evolution and biological variation, human behavior, and the roles humans play in local and global ecosystems. The undergraduate IHB minor will ultimately help students acquire the broad but rigorous background they will need as professionals in the 21st-century health sciences, as well as many other fields that engage directly with aspects of human adaptation and welfare.

Academic and Career Opportunities

The IHB program hosts many events to promote interaction among researchers and members of the larger community. The IHB minor will ultimately help prepare you for a number of careers, such as a medical examiner, coroner, or forensic scientist. If you plan on continuing your education at the graduate level, the IHB emphasis is excellent preparation for students who will be obtaining advanced degrees in medicine. Additional schooling in the field of anthropology also opens the doors to becoming an archaeologist or professor.

Last Updated: 7/10/24